See what our previous clients have said about us
By Angela 05/07/2019
Karen's Dad repaired a 1950's chair 2 years ago. Excellent job and friendly and efficient service.
This year another 1950's chair needed repairing and also new loose covers. Karen was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. I had looked elsewhere for fabrics to no avail, but one of her samples was perfect. Chair repaired and the replacement loose covers look really good.
Delighted with both chairs, which are now good for many more decades of use. Would thoroughly recommend.
By ML 24/10/2019
Every bit of contact with Karen and her dad was a pleasure. Our old sofa and chairs were well overdue for a revamp (last done 30 yrs ago) but we just couldn't choose a fabric...... Karen came with her van of fabric and was so helpful and laid out fabrics to our brief. She even searched out a fabric we had seen elsewhere and ultimately chose. It took us a long time to decide but once decision made the furniture was picked up and returned better than new very efficiently. We are delighted with our "new" furniture.
A delightful company to deal with. Thank you.
By S McL 24/10/2019
Karen and her Dad did a great job in responding quickly to a need (impulse chairs buy, still in the car!) and talked me through the fabric options. I was delighted with the results on 6 polished-up and re-upholstered dining chairs, looking vibrant, substantial cushioning, and with a lovely sheen on the wood.
By Jodi and Ben 24/10/2019
Karen really to the time to understand our vision for refurbishing a 1940s table and chairs that had got into a state. The price of the service is reflected in the quality of repair and refurbishment. It shows that they must really love what they do, because the table and chairs look better than ever. Much loved grandparent's old furniture back in use. Would recommend and use again.
By Andrea 24/10/2019
Great job and special attention to details . Extra work using left over piece of material producing an extra cover to protect sofa from the dog Oscar . We are delighted with your service and approach !!! THANKS
By David Robson 24/10/2019
A fifty year old Ercol dining table, a seat damaged Bryn Mawr 1930s upright chair and the largest of a nest of tables with a broken leg and split hardwood edging: all showing their age and usage.
They have sentimental as well as the intrinsic value of solid wood graining. Well restored and polished; expensive but worth it for the added life, use and pleasure of these items.
By Ian Richardson 03/12/2019
We decided to recover a pair of tired Ercol chairs we’d inherited from a deceased relative. Abbey Upholstery did a great job with the cushion recovers and we’re very pleased with the newly invigorated chairs. Ended up a little pricey but a good job was done.
By Mike 03/12/2019
The arm on our sofa collapsed in due to wood snapping, Abbey came and removed the arm from the sofa in our house, took it back to the workshop and returned it better than new... literally the foam padding was better than when we purchased it, absolutely first class service and quality of workmanship
By Roy Norcliffe 03/12/2019
Replied promptly to my email and telephone enquiries. Agreed with my requests and facilitated repairs and polishing needs. Whilst I was on no hurry the job was completed in good time and I was informed. Work of a very high quality and I was very pleased. This table had huge sentimental value and will be passed down. It's about 70 years old and was a wedding gift from my Mum.
By Marjorie 24/10/2019
Warily I entrusted my loved 1989 G plan leather sofa and chair to this company to have the webbing replaced and the cushions refilled. It came back as good as new! A really first class job completed with efficiency and courtesy.
By Helen 24/10/2019
Sofa & arm chair seat pads restuffed. Excellent job done. Quickly and no fuss. Sofa & chairs like new now! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
By Catherine 24/10/2019
Excellent service and quality of workmanship
By S.Hurley 11/12/2018
When we moved house our corner sofa wouldn’t fit in the lounge anymore. I rang abbey upholstery after looking on line & Tom could not have been more helpful. He came out to see if it was possible to remove the arm off the chaise longue & attach to the sofa. The service was quick, high quality with great communication throughout. It was very reasonable & saved us having to buy a new sofa. Highly recommend.
By Brendan Clarke 11/01/2018
Years ago I was given a Victorian table. Would you believe someone had painted it grey! The guy who gave it to had tried to renovate it by stripping the paint and varnishing it. Believe me that table had had a hard life! Bumped and scratched with cracks and splits. Tom assured me it was not beyond renovation. How right he was! The colours he has brought out of the wood are unbelieveable. A fantastic job. Everything he promised and more. Well done
By Jane Hickson 24/10/2019
Delighted with recovering of blanket box and stool, and transformation of a much-loved old nursing chair (French polished, re-strapped and recovered). Professional, helpful and efficient service. Would highly recommend.
By A Nossig 24/10/2019
Karen and Tom did a great job repairing and french polished table it looks superb they provide a very professional service I will definitely recommend them
By Jo Fisher 24/10/2019
Really pleased with every aspect of the job. We had 2 springs replaced on our sofa and it’s just like new. Very professional service, great communication and good value. Would definitely recommend.
By Jack Campbell 07/03/2018
Our much-loved 7 foot black leather sofa was getting quite saggy over the years. But I kept putting off repairs as it's the one piece of furniture I could stretch my 6 foot 2 inch frame onto. But with overseas visitors due, the time had come. Tom came and assessed the damage, gave us a quote and said he'd do his best to get the repairs done within a fairly tight time-frame (2-3 weeks). True to his word, we got the call two and half weeks later and the fully restored sofa reappeared. It looked and felt like new again (apart from cat scratches - grrr!). it's great to have the sofa back - and to be able to stretch out in front of telly. Thanks to Tom, Karen and their crew for a job very well done!
By Mary 24/10/2019
Thank you so much Karen and Tom for a fantastic job you have done in recover my top snuggle chairs and pouffes. Also for the fantastic window seat you made for my feature window. I am extremely pleased with the wonderful work you have done for me.
By Mohan 24/10/2019
I am grateful for an excellent courteous and friendly service. The Ligne Roset sofa looks as good as new. Thanks
By Kate 05/06/2018
Karen came initially to check my comfortable 3 piece could be re-uphostered in the first place. It was then taken away and a few weeks later came back totally unrecognisable.
If you find your own suite comfortable just tired looking, just upcycle, its easier than searching for a new one!
Great service Karen. Thank you.
By Ann Holdsworth 24/10/2019
I cannot sing the praises of Abbey Upholstery too much.
Our Natuzzi extra long sofa is 15 years old and has been used and abused by both our children and grandchildren and we feared the worst.
Tom came and assured us that firstly, they could get the sofa out of the room and secondly, it was repairable.
Seeing it being taken apart was rather unsettling but with a lot of manoeuvring it was taken off to be repaired. Two weeks later (as promised) it came back, re-assembled and fully restored. It looks and feels marvellous again.
Would thoroughly recommend Abbey Upholstery to anyone and from the reviews see that you carry out French polishing - I'll be back to you soon!!!
By Teri Gibson & Peter Davies 02/12/2018
Peter and I would like to sincerely thank you for the excellent professional work you carried out on our Natuzzi Plaza Corner Unit.
I am extremely fussy and feared our suite may be damaged in transit or workshop, I thank you Karen for alleviating my fears, keeping me well informed of the progress and returning my Natuzzi Corner Unit back to us as good as new.
A fantastic job, I would most certainly recommend Abbey Upholstery to anyone.
A very, very sincere thank you once again.
Teri & Peter
By Linda Britton 24/10/2019
At last I've got round to thanking you and your team for the excellent job made on re-covering my suite, and not forgetting the Tardis team who kindly unpacked some furniture for me that had been delivered earlier!!.
It was so refreshing to deal with a smaller company where your dealing with 1 person through the process and not passed on to different departments .
I came to you through recommendation and would certainly do the same.
By MaroonSpeaker57 24/10/2019
Perfect job, and perfect service.
Really delighted with the whole experience.
By Annette 12/11/2017
I was extremely happy with the way Abbey Upholstery and Polishing transformed my dressing table. Both Karen and Tom were friendly and helpful and a pleasure to do business with. I would recommend them to family and friends the quality of workmanship was excellent.
By Julie Walker-Green 24/10/2019
Really impressed with Abbey Upholsterers, our 2 sofas and chair have a new lease of life having had the cushions refilled and webbing repaired! Very professional and helpful advice given, highly recommended!
By Sally 11/01/2017
Abbey Upholstery re covered the seats on a pair of stools that I found on our newly purchased narrow boat. They did a magnificent job, they are now a beautiful moss green, with extra padding and look like new. A very reasonable price and completed in a week. I would recommend them 100%.
By Anne Brice 06/01/2017
So pleased with the renovation of my late grandmothers old chair. It was really falling to bits and Tom has done a beautiful job.
The woodwork looks amazing , it has been renovated and yet has retained the original character . The upholsterery is incredibly neat, I love the duck egg blue fabric and now I can actually sit on the chair without the fear of falling through.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Abbey Upholsterery , once again thank you Tom!
By Jessica 24/10/2019
I had been looking for a particular material to upholster some bedroom furniture and was struggling to find anything I liked, I contacted Karen at Abbey Upholstery and the quality and choice of material they have was fantastic, after asking what I was looking for Karen showed me some options and I was thrilled with the selection we made. Karen was able to suggest finishes and additional touches that were exactly what I wanted. My order was finished within the agreed time and I was kept up to date with progress. The finished items are perfect and I would highly recommend Abbey Upholstery for their high quality, personally tailored approach.
By Kieron JamesonI have used abbey for furniture restoration and furniture repair in leeds, and just recently, used their upholstery service. I found their work to be exceptional.
By Neil W 06/05/2018
Tom is very knowledgeable and provided excellent advice regarding tired old furniture.
I had three items recovered and two polished, they look lovely, worth every penny.
I'm now considering taking up Tom's advice to recover my suite which is dated but well made, rather than buying new poorer quality one.
By Dianne 18/02/2021
Many thanks to Karen and her team for the brilliant repair of my chair. I would recommend them to anyone.